Articles Tagged: Cocktail Entertaining

Limoncello – Cocktail Q & A

Jan writes in,

“I received a bottle of limoncello recently as a gift. How do I serve this? Are there any special drinks that I can make with this?”

Well, I like it best served ice cold—I keep a bottle in the freezer—in a shot or cocktail glass. Sip accordingly. It is also very nice served with a small bit of lemon sorbet and a shot of vodka.

It is a terrific lemony addition to … Read more

New Holiday Cocktails

The nice people at Maker’s Mark and Herradura sent us some great new holiday-themed cocktails.

Stocking – A combination of Herradura Silver Tequila and pomegranate juice

The folks at Herradua tell us “This authentic Mexican cocktail combines the season’s most celebrated fruit, the pomegranate, with the culture’s symbol of good luck, the herradura (the horseshoe). Historically known within Mexican culture as the fruta de la abundancia (fruit of abundance), the pomegranate plays a significant role … Read more

Edible Candy Cane Shot Glasses

This is the best holiday party item we’ve see yet! This pair of shot glasses, made of real candy cane, are perfect for a hefty serving of cinnamon or peppermint schnapps.

We recommend serving our Candy Cane shot in these ever so Holiday of vessels.

Candy Cane Shot Glasses ~ Set of 2 edible shot glasses… Read more

Holiday Party Tips from Kahlua

Just in time for this holiday season, Kahlúa has assembled a who’s who of the entertaining world and made them available to consumers via a toll-free “Entertain Like The Experts” hotline, 1-888 Kahlúa Tips, and online at Whether a holiday get-together is an intimate family gathering or a soiree for 50 close friends, professional advice from today’s top chefs, master mixologists, lifestyle experts and party planning specialists is just a phone call or a … Read more

Mexican Hot Chocolate – This Week’s Drink Recipe

OK, I took a bit of a break, but I’ve been traveling. Got that old day job to take care of, ya know. While I was back in New York City, I needed this week’s drink to combat the chill and quench my thirst for tequila.


    Tequila (this recipe uses Hornitos Plata)
    2 cups milk
    1 disk of Mexican chocolate
    Whipped cream


Warm the milk and chocolate in a saucepan. Stir with a … Read more

More Fall Cocktails …

42 BELOW Manuka and Maple Sour

1 part 42 BELOW Honey vodka
½ part maple syrup
2/3 part lemon juice
Dash of bitters
Lemon zest and orange peel to garnish


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with lemon zest and an orange peel.

DeKuyper Apple Pie

1 part DeKuyper HotDamn! 30 Proof Cinnamon Schnapps
1 part DeKuyper … Read more

Holiday Survival Guide

This Holiday season, the folks at Newcastle Brown Ale enlisted noted TV chef  “Sam the Cooking Guy“ (a.k.a. Sam Zien) to author a Holiday Survival Guide. Known for his edgy, humorous no muss, no fuss approach to cooking, Sam gives holiday entertainers all the ammo they need to prepare spicy cocktails, barbecued turkey, Newcastle-infused dessert and much more.

“Everyone is familiar with the challenges of holiday travel, jam-packed family time and the busy shopping season,” … Read more

How to Make Vodka Candies

This is a pretty good idea for an *adult* Halloween treat. The entire process takes about 24 hours. Unfortunately (or fortunately), each of these hard candies pack only a fraction of a shot of flavored vodka.

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Trick or Treat: A Halloween Drinking Game

Chatting with the nice folks over at Instructables about Halloween, I was telling them how I was looking a fun, easy and adult Halloween drinking game to share with all of you. Leah, one of the great problem solvers they have over there, took the challenge and quickly came up with this dastardly contest. The game is called, what else, Trick or Treat, except instead of collecting loads of candy around the neighborhood, this one … Read more

The Perfect Halloween Supper

From Make Projects, the perfect and ghastly Halloween dinner! It may look gross but it all edible and, from what they say, tasty!

The featured drink is an Alien Autopsy Shooter, a layered combination of equal parts Irish Creme Liqueur, Mountain Dew and Grenadine. If the lighting is right, they may even glow a bit.

For a one-of-a-kind Halloween party, try making this supper for a group of friends. guaranteed to be a scary good … Read more

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